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Northcentral Technical College hosts human trafficking forumSubmitted: 01/21/2020
Zack White
Zack White
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Northcentral Technical College hosts human trafficking forum
WAUSAU - A forum at NTC Thursday evening featured experts from the community answering questions regarding human trafficking.

According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, more than 60 cases of human trafficking were reported in Wisconsin in 2018. 

Information from the session is based on the results of a survey sent out by Wausau PD and "The Women's Community in 2019.

According to the survey, it shows there is a misunderstanding of the definition of human trafficking and how to identify victims.



Brenda Bayer is an advocate from "The Women's Community" she said local organizations need to come together to help fight human trafficking.

"We're in the beginning stages, maybe intermediate stages, and we'd like to continue to go forward," said Bayer. "To get better as a community, that takes the community members, individuals and the system partners to work together."

The event was held as part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Bayer said Wausau is still growing which poses further potential human trafficking problems, she and other organizations are actively working to learn how to best serve possible victims.


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